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Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
the pipeline will pose to over 200,000 people, and is also about the economy, reducing cost of energy we [indiscernible] all of the infrastructure of potential benefits. there is no benefit for the people of puerto rico. economically speaking. >> an east texas, activists protesting the construction of the keystone xl will pipeline are continuing their attempts to block tree clearing efforts for a third week amidst reported crackdowns on journalists. two reporters embedded with the activists were arrested and held overnight before charges against them were dropped. activists say transcanada, the company behind oil pipeline, is paying local police to provide security. two journalists from the new york times were held in handcuffs before being released. activists with the tar sands blockade say or attempting to protect the environment and local water supplies from toxic tar sands oil. a portland, oregon activist has been remanded into federal custody for refusing to testify before a grand jury about fellow activists in the pacific northwest. leah-lynn plant is the third activist in the regi
Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
, the senior political economy reporter at the huffington post. welcome to "democracy now!" can you talk about how you came across this story and with the key revelations are? >> became across the story -- we came across the story from a reader tip this said, you should check out what bain and company was doing in the tobacco market in the early 1990's because there is been a lot of attention paid to romley's time at bain capital, but not bain and company, which is actually bigger firm. what we found we dug through major database of tobacco documents released in conjunction with the class action suits against tobacco companies over the years was that bain and company but a specific role in russia. the work with philip morris on many interesting marketing techniques in the u.s., had instructed philip morris that if you have any more than six brands of cigarettes on display the time your losing revenue. the maximum revenue you could get from sigrid this place is six brands at a time read that a scientific issue. in russia, they got this contract and the american government to advise how to priva
Oct 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of the 20th century, which the uranium boom had caused severe impacts to the economy, our health, and of course the environment. as indigenous peoples who live on the land and have all of our ways and traditions based within our sacred mountains, this is going to have a lasting impact not just to our culture and our health, but to future generations. >> explain how it is the uranium mines come into the navajo lands come into the reservations. >> back in the 1940's, there were no laws regulating the process, so several companies set up temporary llc's to extract uranium. as soon as they were done, when the profit was made, a drop in the uranium price in the 1980's led to hundreds of abandoned uranium mines all over the country and navajo lands. what happens was back then, the companies targeted areas where there was uranium and did whatever they could to access it, whether it was signing leases with communities or with individuals. in our area, we're dealing specifically with individuals. the navajo nation is divided into five regions. eastern navajo has a lot of what we call the
Oct 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
. but today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it is a reminder this country has come too far to turn back now. >> also campaigning in virginia, republican challenger mitt romney downplayed the new figures. >> this cannot go on. when i am president of the united states, when i am president of the united states -- [applause] that unemployment rate is going to come down not because people are giving up and dropping out of the work force, but because we are creating more jobs. i will create jobs to get america working again. >> president obama's reelection campaign has announced it to get a record $181 million in september, its largest monthly total to date. the vast majority came from donations of $250 or less. at a fund-raiser in los angeles on sunday, president obama mocked romney for vowing to cut funding to pbs. >> when he was asked what he would do to cut spending, he said he would go after public television. so for all of you moms and kids out there, don't worry, someone is finally cracking down on big bird. elmo has made a r
Oct 10, 2012 3:00pm PDT
in the modern world. that economy also spreads to the devices he uses, which bring the spectator of his works into the game. "i recognize that. i know that that's very up to date. i understand it. i am modern like the artist." and it's that interplay that he generates between the spectator and his audience that is very, very modern. (narrator) the painter of montmartre's decadence had an aristocratic start. born in 1864, henri raymond de toulouse-lautrec came from a noble and distinguished family-- count raymond of toulouse had helped capture jerusalem in the first crusade. henri's branch of the family came from the red-brick city of albi in the south of france. henri grew up in a world of chateaus and privilege in a family living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve
Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
] >> the economy. typically what happens, they bring people in from other places when the mill closes down. we a people with no sense of community. also, the prevailing winds, straight to telluride, 60 miles away. their high-tech solution to keeping those particles from flowing into our lives is spring water on them. basically, they're taking our water to do it. my father grew up in an area on top of [indiscernible] and he died of cancer of 58. >> what type of cancer? >> lung cancer, but the tide is -- the type of cancer is typically associated with radiation. his doctor asked him if he worked in the uranium industry. >> that was dan chancellor, running for a seat on the local san miguel county commission, speaking about this uranium mill in paradox, colorado. he was speaking to us in telluride. john, the significance of this? >> it is on the dolores river bridg. it is basically a river that does not flow anymore. we are partnering with a group and have been able to have this under review again. we really don't want to see this. we have a legacy of uranium waste and carnage, and we want -- our
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